fantasy shopping : zanzibar jewel
Yes, I'm still fantasy shopping for Zanzibar! I thought that I might prefer something a bit more glamorous this time, so I've been inspired by jewel colours, vivid prints and lots of shimmer.
The key item was the kaftan once again, since I imagine spending most of my time on the beach or at the pool, cocktail in hand. This stunning Matthew Williamson multi-coloured snakeskin print cover-up (R5530) is right up my alley, from net-a-porter. Bikinis under it come in amethyst and orange, both from pret-a-beaute.
My favourite items also happen to be the most expensive, why is it always like that? The bold floral print Diane Von Furstenberg one shoulder dress is covered in sequins too... an absolute dream of a cocktail dress at R7060. Nicholas Kirkwood for Liberty's fantastic Bounty platform sandal comes in at R6400 but I just know I'll wear it to death!
When I'm not in my Kirkwoods, I have my cheap and cheerful R355 sandals from buckle.com. Slouching around will be done in my tiny dark wash Rock Revival jean shorts and green McQ skinny jeans. Phillip Lim 3.1 fold-over sequinned shorts takes comfort to the next dressy level. They'll be worn carelessly with little vest tops in bright colours.
My Acne cobalt blue silk dress goes from day to evening with a mere change of shoes, while a very slinky pure purple Halston Heritage number looks easy-breezy for long evenings on luxury yachts (R3650). I can almost feel the breeze in my hair...